EUR/USD and USD/JPY Monthly Outlook

EUR/USD is placed in a major downtrend with supports on the downside at 1.1500 and 1.1400. Major hurdles on the upside are 1.1800 and 1.1950. USD/JPY recovered very well from the 104.60 low and is currently placed in a bullish zone.

Important Takeaways for EUR/USD and USD/JPY

  • The Euro settled below a key pivot zone at 1.2000 and 1.1950 against the US Dollar.
  • Upsides are likely to be capped by 1.1800 and 1.1950 in EUR/USD.
  • USD/JPY has to close above a bearish trend line at 110.80 on the daily chart for more gains.
  • Supports on the downside this month are 108.20 and 107.40.

EUR/USD Technical Analysis

The Euro started a major decline in April 2018 from well above 1.2500 against the US Dollar. The EUR/USD pair traded lower and cleared a few crucial supports, including 1.2200 and 1.2000.

During the decline, the pair broke an important bullish trend line with support at 1.2300 on the daily chart. It ignited more slides and pushed the pair in a bearish zone below 1.2000.

EUR/USD Technical Analysis Chart

The pair settled below the 1.1950 pivot level and the 50-day simple moving average. The decline was such that the pair broke 76.4% Fib retracement level of the last wave from the 1.1450 swing low to 1.2540 swing high.

It almost tested the 1.1500 support before buyers appeared during late May 2018. The pair started an upside correction from 1.1509 and recovered more than 100 pips.

However, there are many barriers on the upside, starting with the 38.2% Fib retracement level of the last decline from the 1.2413 high to 1.1509 low. However, the most important hurdle this month for buyers is at 1.1950, which was a key support earlier.

Moreover, the 50% Fib retracement level of the last decline from the 1.2413 high to 1.1509 low is also near 1.1950. Therefore, if the pair corrects higher, it may face hurdles near 1.1800, 1.1850 and 1.1950. Only a close above 1.2000 may push the pair back in a bullish zone.

On the downside, the 1.1500 handle holds a lot of importance. A close below it could put a lot of pressure on EUR/USD in the near term.

USD/JPY Technical Analysis

The US Dollar formed a solid support around 104.60 in March 2018 against the Japanese Yen. The USD/JPY pair recovered nicely and moved above the 107.00 resistance.

The upside move was strong as the pair broke the 50% Fib retracement level of the last decline from the 113.68 high to 104.66 low. There was also a close above the 108.00 level and the 50 hourly simple moving average.

USD/JPY Technical Analysis Chart

However, there is a major bearish trend line in place with resistance at 110.80 on the daily chart. A break and close above 110.80-111.00 may well open the doors for more gains towards 113.50 this month.

On the flip side, if there is a downside correction, the pair may find support near the 108.20 level. Below this, the next support sits around the 107.40 level.

Aayush Jindal

Aayush has spent over a DECADE as a financial markets contributor and observer. He specializes in market strategies and technical analysis, comes with an IT background. He possesses strong technical analytical skills and is well known for his entertaining and informative analysis of the currency, commodities, Bitcoin and Ethereum markets. He is a software engineer by profession, loves blogging and observing financial markets.

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